True Word of Yahuah: What is Freedom and what does it really mean? A Strong's Hebrew/Greek study.
Updated: Jun 14, 2020
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This lesson is about the way Freedom is used in Scripture. We will look at the definitions and context in both Hebrew and Greek: Then we can learn what we are becoming free from.
What is Freedom?
1: the quality or state of being free: such as
a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
c : the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous : freedom from care
d : unrestricted use
gave him the freedom of their home
spoke the language with freedom
f : the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken
answered with freedom
g : improper familiarity
h : boldness of conception or execution
Freedom: freedom, liberty from slavery, to be free
1.) Freedom-H2668- חֻפְשָׁה chuphshâh, khoof-shaw'; from H2666; liberty (from slavery):—freedom.
Strong's Number H2668 matches the Hebrew חֻפְשָׁה (chuphshah), which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Leviticus 19:20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom H2668 given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not
H2666- חָפַשׁ châphash, khaw-fash'; a primitive root; to spread loose; figuratively, to manumit:—be free.
Strong's Number H2666 matches the Hebrew חָפַשׁ (chaphash), which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
2.Liberty- H1865 דְּרוֹר dᵉrôwr, der-ore'; from an unused root (meaning to move rapidly); freedom; hence, spontaneity of outflow, and so clear:—liberty, pure.
Strong's Number H1865 matches the Hebrew דְּרוֹר (dĕrowr), which occurs 8 times in 7 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty H1865 to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
3. chains-H3574 כּוֹשָׁרָה kôwshârâh, ko-shaw-raw'; from H3787; prosperity; in plural freedom:—×chain.
Strong's Number H3574 matches the Hebrew כּוֹשָׁרָה (kowsharah), which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Psalm 68:6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: H3574 but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Free: alone, desolate, solitary
1.Alone- H910: בָּדָד bâdâd, baw-dawd'; from H909; separate; adverb, separately:—alone, desolate, only, solitary.
Strong's Number H910 matches the Hebrew בָּדָד (badad), which occurs 11 times in 11 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone H910 because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation.
H909: בָּדַד bâdad, baw-dad'; a primitive root; to divide, i.e. (reflexively) be solitary:—alone.
Strong's Number H909 matches the Hebrew בָּדַד (badad), which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Isaiah 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, artdissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone H909 in his appointed times.
2. Free-H2670 חׇפְשִׁי chophshîy, khof-shee'; from H2666; exempt (from bondage, tax or care):—free, liberty.
Strong's Number H2670 matches the Hebrew חָפְשִׁי (chophshiy), which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Psalm 88:5 Free H2670 among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
Freedom, liberty, free
1. Liberty-G1657 ἐλευθερία eleuthería, el-yoo-ther-ee'-ah; from G1658; freedom (legitimate or licentious, chiefly moral or ceremonial):—liberty.
licentious means- 1: lacking legal or moral restraints; especially : disregarding sexual restraints licentious behavior licentious revelers
2: marked by disregard for strict rules of correctness
Strong's Number G1657 matches the Greek ἐλευθερία (eleutheria), which occurs 11 times in 10 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. G1657
2. Freedom-G4174 πολιτεία politeía, pol-ee-ti'-ah; from G4177 ("polity"); citizenship; concretely, a community:—commonwealth, freedom.
Strong's Number G4174 matches the Greek πολιτεία (politeia), which occurs 2 times in 2 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Acts 22:27-28 Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, are you a Romaiy? He said Yea. And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom (G4174). And Paal said, But I was free born.
1. Free-G1658 ἐλεύθερος eleútheros, el-yoo'-ther-os; probably from the alternate of G2064; unrestrained (to go at pleasure), i.e. (as a citizen) not a slave (whether freeborn or manumitted), or (genitive case) exempt (from obligation or liability):—free (man, woman), at liberty.
manumitted means: to release from slavery
Strong's Number G1658 matches the Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleutheros), which occurs 23 times in 23 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Romans 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free G1658 from righteousness.
1 Corinthians 7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, G1658 is Christ's servant.
G2064 ἔρχομαι érchomai, er'-khom-ahee; middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred (middle voice) ἐλεύθομαι eleúthomai el-yoo'-thom-ahee, or (active) ἔλθω élthō el'-tho, which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively):—accompany, appear, bring, come, enter, fall out, go, grow, × light, ×next, pass, resort, be set.
Strong's Number G2064 matches the Greek ἔρχομαι (erchomai), which occurs 665 times in 604 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come(G2064) to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
3. Make Free Deliver-G1659 ἐλευθερόω eleutheróō, el-yoo-ther-o'-o; from G1658; to liberate, i.e. (figuratively) to exempt (from moral, ceremonial or mortal liability):—deliver, make free.
Strong's Number G1659 matches the Greek ἐλευθερόω (eleutheroō), which occurs 12 times in 7 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Strong's Number G487 matches the Greek ἀντίλυτρον (antilytron), which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
1 Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom G487 for all, to be testified in due time.
Strong's Number G110 matches the Greek ἀθανασία (athanasia), which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
1Corinthians 15:53-54 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. G110 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, G110 then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Knowing what free/freedom means, you can now better understand what you are becoming free of. When we become free are free by the ransom Yahuah put in place, Hamaschiach (Messiah). Becoming free let's us become immortal in the end for we have conquered death by overcoming the world of sin and flesh desires. Until we are changed, sin is always present, it's our responsibility to flee from sin as much as possible. Yah knows we fail, for we are still sinners while on this rock. It is hard for we are not Hamaschiach, not perfect and not able to keep our lives away from things that are tempting, that is unless you live under a rock and away from everything and everyone. It's ok that we cannot be 100% sin free: as long as we can identify our sinful nature, as long as we ask for Redemption, and as long as we Keep Faith in Yahuah and His Promises, and Strive to be our best selves with as little sin as possible, we shall be ok. Yahuah came in the Flesh to see first hand how this world works, How Tempting on every level this world is, and How without HIM and HIS Sacrifice, we would be lost to HIM forever. If we were perfect we would not have needed Hamaschiach to set us free.